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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
877-446-9261
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Ranked #11 of 397 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Military Museums
Owner description: Visit the West Coast's only Battleship! Celebrate the American Spirit by stepping through time on the 70 year-old teak decks of Battleship IOWA. Your... more » Owner description: Visit the West Coast's only Battleship! Celebrate the American Spirit by stepping through time on the 70 year-old teak decks of Battleship IOWA. Your tour will take you through the spaces used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, numerous 5-Star Admirals, Top Ranking Naval Officers and thousands of Enlisted Sailors. You'll love getting up close to the giant 16" Guns, feeling 18" of cold solid steel in the Captain's Bridge, seeing the evolution of weaponry from WWII through the Cold War, hearing first-hand stories from Navy veterans, and experiencing life as a Sailor on the "Big Stick". Your family will be awed by IOWA's proud, historic legacy as one of the fastest and most powerful ships to ever set sail! Battleship IOWA hosts fun seasonal events throughout the year such as the Memorial Day Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Appreciation Day & more! The IOWA also offers private guided & group tours, school field trips, corporate outings and special event venues. Battleship IOWA is open everyday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with the last boarding and ticket sales at 4:00 pm. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Read about this ship online, and decided I had to see it in person. I wasn't disappointed! The ship is huge! Admission is $18, but we got $3 off for some reason (must be my smile lol!). They take a pic of you against a green screen backdrop before you start. You can take a guided tour, or a self-guided... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great history, easy to get to but must drive. Give yourself a good few hours to fully enjoy. Great value but be prepared to climb lots of stairs and watch your head....it is a ship after all.

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Clearfield, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

we took our 3 children here one morning during a recent disneyland and beach vacation. We went during the week in October (on a tuesday) and it was not crowded and easy to navigate and enjoy the experience and learn some interesting world war 2 history (and more as this battleship and been deployed to several different wars and conflicts).... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

What a ship! A stunning array of armour and firepower -- along with an incredible complex of systems and equipment to support it all. The guides were well-informed, pleasant and enthusiastic. I highly recommend it.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our cruise ship docked beside this ship and I had time to go and visit. It is an interesting experience to be able to get up close and personal with such a mighty warship. There is a self guiding tour that allows you visit the guns, the officer's mess, the Captain's Cabin where FDR spent time when he was on... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My dad was in the Navy, so it was really great to see this ship and hear about it's long history of being one of our great battleships. Take the family, dress warm if you go in the winter months!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We toured the battleship and learned a lot. There are retired Navy men guiding the tour and are so knowledgeable! We would highly recommend it. Buy tickets online and save $2 per person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Closer to a 3+ It's not the Midway in San Diego in terms of presentation or even the Jeremiah O'Brien in SF, BUT this is one of the few WWII battleships left, and it served for darn near 50 years before its last decommission. I got there late in the day, not crowded and time to explore at will. My... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was so excited to visit the latest attraction in the L.A./Long Beach/San Pedro. This amazing battleship was not a disappointment. It wasn't busy when I was on board so I felt like it was my own ship which made the large guns even more overwhelming. There is a lot of open deck things to see and some indoor stuff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Not the most exciting tour but very historical. The USS Iowa served for 99 years! It is an amazingly built war ship. Anyone who is big on history should definitely visit.

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